06/08/2018

Matchday Parking: Get A Discount!

Leading car parking operator, CitiPark, owner of three car parks in Watford (Church, Gade and Sutton), as well as a network of other car parks across the UK, has announced that, following a hugely successful promotion with Watford Football Club during the last football season, the two brands will once again be teaming up to save supporters money when attending home games throughout the whole of the next season.

Launching in time for the start of the new season on Friday 10th August, CitiPark will once again be offering an exclusive 25% saving on the price of parking at Church, Gade and Sutton car parks to Watford FC season ticket holders and match day buyers. This applies to all home games, right up till the final match in May 2019.

Fans who want to take advantage of this great offer simply need to register by going to CitiPark’s website: CitiPark.co/WatfordFC where they will then be sent their discounted parking permit, which will grant them access to the car parks at the reduced parking rate on match days.

Dave Messenger, Supporter Liaison Officer, said: “We were delighted with the success of the promotion that we ran with CitiPark in the last season and the savings on parking for home games was a big hit with our supporters.

“So, it makes total sense to partner with CitiPark once again for the new season. CitiPark run the car parks local to the Watford FC stadium and already provide much-needed parking for our fans on match days and we’re so pleased that this great saving will continue throughout the whole of the next season”.

Ben Ziff, Managing Director of CitiPark, added: “As one of the biggest parking providers in Watford, we are once again thrilled to be working with the town’s football club to give back to supporters of Watford FC. Following the success of the promotion that we ran with Watford FC last season, we are confident that even more visitors will want to take advantage of our exclusive offer across our three car parks and we wish Watford the very best of luck for the next season.”


Please note, it may take up to seven working days from application for you to receive your discount permit.

First Team 05/08/2018

Premier League Preview: Part Two

By Sohail Khilji

Read a club-by-club preview of the Golden Boys' Premier League opponents for the 2018/19 season.


CHELSEA

The Blues 

The Boss: Maurizio Sarri arrived from Napoli, having garnered a reputation for playing an attractive style of football. Napoli challenged for the title last season, eventually losing out to Juventus, but after Chelsea finished outside the Champions League places last season, Sarri should be given time to rebuild at Stamford Bridge.

Top Goalscorer 2017/18: Eden Hazard (17)

League Position 2017/18: 5th

Summer Signings:

Jorginho - Napoli

Rob Green - Free agent (after leaving Huddersfield Town)

Key Player: Eden Hazard

The Belgium international is one of the best individual players in the Premier League; he has pace, skill and flair in abundance. Linked with a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea will be keen to keep their star man in the Premier League.


CRYSTAL PALACE

The Eagles

The Boss: Former England boss Roy Hodgson took the reins at Palace in September 2017, after being in charge of England at Euro 2016. Roy Hodgson has managed in eight different countries during a management career which began in 1976 in Sweden. Hodgson has also managed other international sides such as Finland and Switzerland.

Top Goalscorer 2017/18: Luka Milivojevic (10)

League Position 2017/18: 11th

Summer Signings:

Vicente Guaita – Getafe

Max Meyer - Free agent (after leaving Schalke)

Cheikhou Kouyaté - West Ham United

Key Player: Wilfred Zaha

The skilful winger causes opposition teams a major problem in how to deal with him. The Eagles did not win a game last season when the forward player did not feature in their matchday squad and/or starting XI.


EVERTON

The Toffees

The Boss: Marco Silva has previously managed a number of different clubs, including Sporting CP, Olympiakos, Hull City and Watford, during the first part of last season.

Top Goalscorer 2017/18:  Wayne Rooney (11)

League Position 2017/18: 8th

Summer Signings:

Richarlison - Watford

Lucas Digne - Barcelona

Key Player: Jordan Pickford

The new England international number one goalkeeper played a crucial part in Everton’s 2017/18 season, making a number of crucial saves as they slowly climbed the Premier League table after a stuttering start.


FULHAM

The Whites

The Boss: Slaviša Jokanović is still fondly remembered by Hornets fans after he guided Watford to promotion from the Championship. He will now be looking to build on his most recent promotion with Fulham and keep them in the Premier League.

Top Goalscorer 2017/18:  Ryan Sessegnon (16)

League Position 2017/18: 3rd (Championship - promoted through play-offs)

Summer Signings:

Jean Michaël Seri - OGC Nice

Aleksandar Mitrovic - Newcastle United

Alfie Mawson - Swansea City

Fabl - Beşiktaş

Maxime Le Marchand - OGC Nice

André Schürrle - Borussia Dortmund (loan)

Key Player: Ryan Sessegnon

The teenager has made quite the start to life as a professional footballer, becoming a vital part of the team’s success. The youngster was a real problem for Championship defenders, drifting in from the left side as well as also holding his width too and running at the opposition full-backs.


HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

The Terriers

The Boss: David Wagner is a close friend of Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, having previously worked together in Germany. After one full season at Huddersfield Town, he guided them against all the odds to promotion, via the play-offs, and then sprung another surprise by keeping the Terriers in the top-flight at the first time of asking.

Top Goalscorer 2017/18: Steve Mounié (9 goals)

League Position 2017/18: 16th

Summer Signings:

Ben Hamer – Leicester City

Ramadan Sobhi – Stoke City

Terence Kongolo – AS Monaco

Juninho Bacuna – FC Groningen

Adama Diakhaby - AS Monaco

Florent Hadergjonaj - FC Ingolstadt

Jonas Lössl - Mainz

Erik Durm - Borussia Dortmund

Key Player: Christopher Schindler

The defender featured in all but one Premier League match last season as Huddersfield kept nine clean sheets when he played. The German defender was also a key part of the Championship promotion-winning side in the 2016/17 season.